A MAJOR indication on the future of proposals for a new west Cumbrian nuclear site at Moorside could be coming in “the next few weeks”. Copeland Council’s deputy chairman David Moore has said that details on the proposed funding formula for a new nuclear power plant at Sizewell in Suffolk are set to be put in place “within the next few weeks”. French company EDF are currently awaiting clarity from the Government on its position with regards to how it will approach supporting new nuclear power plants. Mr Moore explained that a favourable position for Sizewell C could have significant consequences for reviving plans for a new nuclear site at Moorside near Sellafield. “There are some decisions to be made shortly with regard to the funding of nuclear,” Mr Moore said. “We’re expecting something on Sizewell very soon. “Should the right announcements and the right funding formula be in place for Sizewell, we have an indication that EDF would also look with its consortia to consider whether Moorside is a site that could come forward.
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